There's an old saying in research: "garbage in; garbage out". Research based on invalid concepts or false assumptions will produce invalid conclusions.
Do not focus on "getting more beds" or "providing better treatment." Focus on homes with windows and giant gardens where survivors can be coached to rebel and dance with wild abandon.
Mad in Canada aims to bridge the “knowledge gap” between practice and science, pushing patient care further up the list of priorities.
History shows us that the mentally ill are extraordinarily vulnerable to therapeutic experimentation, some particularly brutal and extreme, which continues to the present day.
The German museum of the Prinzhorn Collection, which opened in 2001, exhibits the stolen art of those considered by the Nazis to be "degenerates."
Americans appear to be increasingly terrified by the possibility of ostracism, including for failing to conform to psychiatry dogma. This prevents critical thinking.
Mad in México, which launched in September of last year, exists to make “los abandonados” heard. It aims to amplify those voices, empower them, embolden them.
According to psychiatry, unhappiness is a medically treatable disease. No need to "pursue" happiness other than by swallowing pills called “antidepressants.”
To a profession that regularly uses coercion and force to keep clients medicated, any information that might dissuade from treatment is hazardous.
“We had a goal of being a gateway that provides access to international knowledge and information about psychiatry,” said founder and editor Monique Timmermans.
Robert Spitzer, chair of the Task Force for DSM-III, discusses his decisions on inclusion, exclusion, expansion, and renaming disorders in the manual.
Health and wellbeing in young people are trending down in New Zealand. Are antidepressants to blame?
Ads pushing transcranial magnetic stimulation are everywhere. As someone harmed by the treatment, I believe they are misleading and unethical.
Mad in Italy's main focus is research, publishing articles on failures of the disease model and the effectiveness of alternate, humanistic approaches. The goal is policy change; the means is data.
My personal struggle to stop my friend’s court-ordered psychiatric deterioration has reached the US Supreme Court.
Proponents of ECT have resorted to ad hominem attacks and rude language in addition to reiterating the same tired points over and over. John Read responds.
"People are getting some faith back. People are getting some hope, and they are finding each other, and we are building this community of people who want a change."
Veterans of our mental health system know that seeking voluntary care is dangerous. We will organize and find our voice. People like Ms. Inman need to get out of our way.
Instead of increasing understanding of our differences, the mental health system contributes to the marginalization of people it classifies as mentally ill.
The definition of "mental illness" is not elusive. The "philosophical difficulties" in the notion of "mental illness" are obfuscations by psychiatrists.
How do we get back to the place where bees know how to hive, where unstressed mothers teach each other to breast feed, stop and rock and to discipline gently? Where artists are heard?
As is true of all Mad in America affiliates, Mad in Brasil want to see a transformation of the current drug-based paradigm of care, says Fernando de Freitas, psychologist and co-creator of the site.
Binge Eating Disorder is one of many invalid diagnoses we’ll continue to receive as a result of the APA’s failure to correct the mistakes of past versions of the DSM.
15 positive and 15 negative studies of antidepressants were reported to the FDA. But while all 15 positive trials were published, only 7 negative trials were.
Although I disagree with much of Dr. Aftab's article, it is, nevertheless, a courageous piece of writing. He calls out many of psychiatry's contradictions and errors.